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At Alumwell Infant School this statement is the starting point for planning the teaching and learning of history. The history curriculum at Alumwell Infant School makes use of resources within the local area enabling pupils to develop their understanding of the history of their locality.

Our history curriculum aims to inspire our pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. History helps pupils to understand the process of change, the diversity of societies and how historical people and events have impacted our society today. Key historical knowledge is taught to promote the development of pupils’ historical enquiry skills. Topics are informed by the requirements of the national curriculum and are sensitive to pupils’ interests, helping them to develop an awareness of themselves within the context of local, national and international events, to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.

Our history curriculum will equip the children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgment. It forms part of our creative curriculum and, as such, is taught along with other subjects on the same theme.

Our curriculum aims to encourage pupils to develop their curiosity about the past, engage their minds in complex thinking and should be fun and exciting to ensure that pupils develop an enjoyment in the subject and their shared history.

Whenever possible, visits related to History topics will be made, providing first hand experiences for the pupils to develop their understanding and knowledge.


Our aims


  • To develop a curiosity about changes within living memory.
  • To develop within pupils an interest and enjoyment in history and finding out about the past.
  • To develop knowledge of people and places in their own locality relating to significant historical events.
  • To develop pupils’ knowledge of significant events and individuals beyond living memory
  • To develop a sense of chronology.
  • To support pupils in their understanding and use of key historical concepts and skills.
  • To develop pupils’ ability to ask and answer history based questions, using a range of historical materials.
  • To develop their progression of skills in History
  • To help pupils to become critical, independent, creative thinkers.


What is History?

                       History is the study of the past-                         specifically the people, events and problems.

History Enrichment through educational visits and external visitors 

What our children think and remember about history